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Aloe somaliensis was described in 1899, from plants that were raised at Kew from seeds that had been collected a few years before, probably at Sheikh pass in Somaliland Protectorate (as it was then called). It is now known to occur not … Continue reading
Polytomus means something like much divided and refers to the fact that the plants are much more branched than in otherwise similar species like S. scottii and S. odora. In nature the plants form compact shrubs up to about a … Continue reading
Scobinifolia means “with rasp-like leaves”, referring to the fact that the leaves of this species are rough to the touch. The plants usually form small groups, with or without short stems. The inflorescence is 60-70 cm tall with yellow, orange … Continue reading
This little known species has a limited distribution on exposed south-facing limestone slopes and gravelly plains with sparse scrub in the Sanaag region of eastern Somaliland at an altitude of 1350-2000 m. The plants form compact sturdy shrubs up to 1.5 m … Continue reading